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Reading 3-0 Blackpool

Jake Taylor
Reading, previously without a win in six matches, had conceded three in each of their last three games

Reading enjoyed a comfortable victory over bottom-side Blackpool to record their first win in six league games.

Striker Glenn Murray headed home a Jordan Obita cross to give the Royals the lead in the first half.

Blackpool defender Peter Clarke then diverted Jake Taylor's header into his own net, before Nick Blackman scored an injury-time penalty to seal the points.

Ishmael Miller hit the post late on for the Seasiders, who have now lost 10 games this season under Jose Riga.

After a nervy start from both sides, Reading midfielder Oliver Norwood's long-range effort was well kept out by Joe Lewis' diving save.

The Blackpool keeper got a hand to Murray's header soon after, but could not prevent the striker from scoring his fourth of the season.

Riga's side improved at the break, with Miller, Clarke and Edu Oriol all having decent opportunities.

But it was Nigel Adkins' team who scored again as Clarke got the final touch on Taylor's header to put past his own goalkeeper.

And striker Blackman, on as a late substitute, was then fouled by John Lundstram in injury time and took the resultant penalty to score his fourth goal this season.

Reading manager Nigel Adkins:

"The last few results have gone against us and although we've played some good football in those games, it's all about results,

"We've got many youngsters in the team who are gaining so much valuable experience. Sometimes it can get that little bit edgy.

"That was probably how the game was to start off with. But we had that steel and determination today, everyone was hanging in there and we got a good result."

Blackpool manager Jose Riga:

"When you have important players missing, you have to find the right solution. We didn't.

"The team must compete for most of the game. You must be solid. But I did not see anything like that.

"I did not see enough commitment, collaboration or accuracy in the game. We allowed Reading to put us in difficulty. There were no excuses today."

Line-ups

Reading

  • 1Federici
  • 2Gunter
  • 15HectorBooked at 71mins
  • 5Pearce
  • 11Obita
  • 19MackieSubstituted forBlackmanat 87'minutes
  • 16Akpan
  • 6Norwood
  • 9Robson-Kanu
  • 10CoxSubstituted forTaylorat 62'minutesBooked at 78mins
  • 20MurraySubstituted forPogrebnyakat 80'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Kelly
  • 7Pogrebnyak
  • 22Blackman
  • 25Taylor
  • 28Kuhl
  • 31Andersen
  • 35Cooper

Blackpool

  • 1Lewis
  • 2Daniels
  • 6Clarke
  • 28Rentmeister
  • 11OrlandiSubstituted forMellisat 76'minutes
  • 4PerkinsBooked at 14mins
  • 24Lundstram
  • 23OriolSubstituted forMendyat 61'minutes
  • 14Delfouneso
  • 13ZokoSubstituted forRangerat 45'minutes
  • 17MillerBooked at 39mins

Substitutes

  • 7Cywka
  • 8Mellis
  • 15Mendy
  • 16Dielna
  • 19Ranger
  • 21Parish
  • 39Blackman
Referee:
Gavin Ward
Attendance:
15,625

Match Stats

Home TeamReadingAway TeamBlackpool
Possession
Home49%
Away51%
Shots
Home16
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away3
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home18
Away12

Live Text

Match ends, Reading 3, Blackpool 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Reading 3, Blackpool 0.

Goal!

Goal! Reading 3, Blackpool 0. Nick Blackman (Reading) converts the penalty with a left footed shot to the centre of the goal.

Penalty conceded by John Lundstram (Blackpool) after a foul in the penalty area.

Penalty Reading. Nick Blackman draws a foul in the penalty area.

Foul by Peter Clarke (Blackpool).

Adam Federici (Reading) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Offside, Reading. Chris Gunter tries a through ball, but Pavel Pogrebnyak is caught offside.

Peter Clarke (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Alex Pearce (Reading).

Attempt missed. Nick Blackman (Reading) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross following a corner.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by David Perkins.

Attempt missed. Peter Clarke (Blackpool) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Nick Blackman replaces Jamie Mackie.

John Lundstram (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Hope Akpan (Reading).

Attempt blocked. Jake Taylor (Reading) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jamie Mackie.

Attempt blocked. Hope Akpan (Reading) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Nathan Delfouneso.

Offside, Blackpool. John Lundstram tries a through ball, but Nile Ranger is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Reading. Pavel Pogrebnyak replaces Glenn Murray.

Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) hits the left post with a left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box. Assisted by Nile Ranger.

Booking

Jake Taylor (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

John Lundstram (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jake Taylor (Reading).

Attempt saved. Jacob Mellis (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Nile Ranger.

Substitution

Substitution, Blackpool. Jacob Mellis replaces Andrea Orlandi.

Attempt missed. Nathan Delfouneso (Blackpool) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Ishmael Miller.

Attempt missed. Jamie Mackie (Reading) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Hal Robson-Kanu.

Attempt saved. Hal Robson-Kanu (Reading) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Hand ball by Ishmael Miller (Blackpool).

Corner, Reading. Conceded by Peter Clarke.

Attempt blocked. Michael Hector (Reading) header from the left side of the six yard box is blocked. Assisted by Jordan Obita with a cross.

Corner, Reading. Conceded by David Perkins.

Attempt blocked. Andrea Orlandi (Blackpool) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Booking

Michael Hector (Reading) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Ishmael Miller (Blackpool) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Own Goal by Peter Clarke, Blackpool. Reading 2, Blackpool 0.

Foul by Michael Hector (Reading).

Foul by Donervon Daniels (Blackpool).

goal

As It Stood

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